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Cerda Ancestors Records

Postby PurrfectMeow » 16 Jul 2015, 06:36

I'm looking for 2 marriages from Cerda that both probably happened in the 1850s, or an index to marriages from Cerda from that period. Or help finding death records of my ancestors. I've looked on http://www.antenati.san.beniculturali.it/?q=gallery and they don't seem to have Palermo records and familysearch doesn't go before 1862 for marriages.

What I am looking for is records for marriage of Salatore Battaglia to Maria Sambaldo first known child of theirs born December 19, 1852. And marriage of Giovanbattista Concelosi to Maria La Scala first known child born January 20, 1860. I know theres death records for that period, but they don't appear to be indexed and I found them impossible to make out. I do however have Giovanbattista's death record as a kind person from here found it before for me, so I do know who his parents are (Franceso Concelosi and Giovanna Sceusa). What I need is some help either finding the other 3, or a link to a site that has the marriages for that town and time period would be great. Any help will be much appreciated.

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Re: Cerda Ancestors Records

Postby adelfio » 16 Jul 2015, 15:02

You reached the point were you might want to go to the film rental of Cerda from Family History Library 1820-1910

SCROLL TOWARD BOTTOM OF PG LINK FOR FILM RECORDS
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog ... %20Library

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Re: Cerda Ancestors Records

Postby PurrfectMeow » 16 Jul 2015, 17:17

Thanks, I guess I'll have to look into that.

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Re: Cerda Ancestors Records

Postby PurrfectMeow » 16 Jul 2015, 17:43

Also, is there a page or something with an index of the death records? I cannot figure out how people have been able to find specific records before. The one online at familysearch has over 3000 pages and no index in the front or back of it (not searchable either, far as I can tell).

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Re: Cerda Ancestors Records

Postby rp76226 » 16 Jul 2015, 19:55

Cerda has 10 year indexes for 1886-1895. On the rest of the records, multiple years are put together and the index follows each year, forcing you to search for them since they appear by year throughout the records. I try to approximate, based on the range of years presented, about what page range a specific year should fall into. Then I try to find the year after, look at the record number and number of records shown per screen, calculate from that how many pages back the index or page 1 should be, and work backwards until I find the index I want. If you want to look at every year, start from the last page and work backwards as I previously described. It's slow, but there's no choice.

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Re: Cerda Ancestors Records

Postby PurrfectMeow » 16 Jul 2015, 23:15

Thank you, that sure sounds tedious. Hopefully the ones I need are in the 1886-1895 index.

Also, one more question. Would a women be listed under her married name, or her maiden name in the index? Just asking cause I thought I heard something before about italian women going by their married name. If it makes any difference, I am mostly talking about the period of the mid to late 1800s.

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Re: Cerda Ancestors Records

Postby rp76226 » 17 Jul 2015, 01:06

Italian women go by their maiden name always on all records both then and now in Italy.

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Re: Cerda Ancestors Records

Postby PurrfectMeow » 17 Jul 2015, 02:11

Thank you again. That certainly makes it easier to find sisters of ancestors, if I ever get that far.

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Re: Cerda Ancestors Records

Postby rp76226 » 17 Jul 2015, 04:22

You're Welcome. Even on American immigration records such as Ellis Island, the maiden name is used for Italian women because that also matches their passport.


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